TORONTO, Ontario - January 19, 2012 - Independent developer DrinkBox Studios, Inc. today released new information about its upcoming PlayStationŽVita handheld entertainment system title, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. The Toronto-based studio also re-confirmed its intention to work towards a North American launch day release.
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer about an ornery mutant blob that, after being held captive in a lab that can only be described as something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the early '50's, escapes into the world and sets out on a path to destroy and consume everything! A follow-up to last year's PlayStationŽNetwork title Tales from Space: About a Blob, Mutant Blobs Attack will contain a wide range of exciting new features and gameplay modes designed exclusively for the PlayStationŽVita handheld entertainment system.
"We are all very excited about PlayStationŽVita and to be part of the launch," said Ryan MacLean, CEO of DrinkBox Studios. "The system's next generation features have allowed us to really think outside of the box while developing Mutant Blobs Attack - it feels as though the technology has in some areas exceeded that of its console counterpart. We've had a lot of fun creating the game and we're working hard to get it out as soon as possible!"
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack will feature new levels, new powers, new PlayStationŽVita controls, new gameplay modes, new puzzle solving elements, a new (faster) blob player character, and more.
Play as an all-consuming mutant blob as you explore (and devour) your way through more than two dozen interactive levels.
A wide range of environments: everything from a frat house to a metropolis
Next generation touch controls (touchscreen and rear touch pad) combined with those of a classic platformer for a fresh take on the platforming genre
"Tilt-a-Blob" bonus levels featuring gyroscopic controls reward players' performance and add to the replayability
Growth throughout levels provide players with a constantly changing perspective on the in-game world
Challenging puzzles mixed into the action and mayhem
Competitive, collection-based leaderboards, support for special in-game achievements and Trophies
The announcement trailer for Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack can be viewed here: www.vimeo.com/28196762
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is scheduled for a Q1 2012 release in North America and supported European territories.
For more information, visit the official Mutant Blobs Attack blog at www.mutantblobsattack.com, follow the game on Twitter @MutantBlob, and like DrinkBox Studios on Facebook.
About DrinkBox Studios, Inc.
DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. The company was founded in April of 2008 by a group of game industry veterans. The studio's first full game - Tales from Space: About a Blob - was released on the PlayStationŽNetwork in February, 2011.